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Flint Energy Services Inc. and Jacobs Technology Inc. issue WARN notices

November 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Flint Energy Services Inc. and Jacobs Technology Inc. have issued notices to the Louisiana Workforce Commission under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) announc…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims for week ending Nov. 21

November 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 21, 2015 decreased to 2,404 from the previous week’s total of 3,196. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 22, 20…

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St. Charles Business & Career Solutions Center closed until further notice

November 24, 2015

The St. Charles Business and Career Solutions Center at 737 Paul Maillard Road, Suite 2A in Luling is closed until further notice due to damage from a minor fire. During this closure, customers are…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims for week ending Nov. 14

November 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 14, 2015 increased to 3,196 from the previous week’s total of 1,807. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Nov. 15, 20…

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Louisiana designates November as Registered Apprenticeship Month

November 20, 2015

Gov. Bobby Jindal has proclaimed November as Registered Apprenticeship month, spotlighting programs that provide on-the-job training in skilled professions needed in Louisiana’s growing economy. …

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Louisiana unemployment rate rises slightly in October

November 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana lost jobs in October and its unemployment rate rose slightly, while two industries – construction as well as education and health services – showed significant jobs growth, acc…

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Business & Career Solutions Center in Shreveport to open at new location on Friday

November 19, 2015

The Caddo Business and Career Solutions Center will open at its new location, 2121 Fairfield Ave., Suite 100, in Shreveport on Friday, Nov. 20. The former office at 2900 Dowdell St. in Shreveport is n…

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Louisiana has fewer nonfatal workplace injuries than most states

November 19, 2015

The private-sector rate of Louisiana workplace injuries resulting in time away from work in 2014 was lower than the national average, according to new data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

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LWC focus on misclassification of workers yielding record results

November 17, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is on track toward a second consecutive record-setting year in the identification of workers misclassified by employers as independent contractors. …

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Louisiana ranked No. 2 nationally for worker safety in 2014

November 16, 2015

The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private-sector employers improved in 2014 to the best level in 13 years, according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall in abbreviated reporting for week ending Nov. 7

November 13, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 7, 2015 decreased to 1,807 from the previous week’s total of 2,439. However, the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s unemp…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Oct. 31

November 6, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 31, 2015 decreased to 2,439 from the previous week’s total of 2,502. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,1…

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HiRE system to go offline Wednesday for upgrade

November 3, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s jobs portal, HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment), will be taken offline at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, for a major upgrade. The system is ex…

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